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Posts published in “Day: May 21, 2019”

North Houston District/Greenspoint announces: “Exciting Things Are Happening Here” Campaign

Renovations, major investments and area improvements, a $500+ million investment

HOUSTON, TX (May 14, 2019) – The North Houston District, at the intersection of Interstate 45 North and the Sam Houston Parkway, is changing its landscape. New companies are moving in and developing innovative spaces and others are investing hundreds of millions in a new look. Exciting things are happening in the North Houston District and Greenspoint areas and these are some of the projects underway. (more…)

Suspect sought in fatal shooting at Keith-Wiess Park

HPD released this surveillance video of a man running from the scene of the homicide in Keith-Wiess Park. He is wanted for questioning.

Police are searching for a suspect seen in a surveillance video, after a homicide in Keith-Wiess Park.

Houston Police said that a body was found dead near a pick-up truck. The Harris County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Arnaldo Moreno. The incident occurred on Tuesday, May 14, at about 7 pm. A motive for the shooting, and details leading up to it, are not known at this time.

Witnesses reported seeing a man running from the scene, and disappearing into the woods along Aldine-Westfield at Keith-Wiess Park.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his early 20s, wearing a light-colored shirt and tan shorts.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call HPD at 713-308-3600, or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia hosts Community Meetings

Commissioner Adrian Garcia’s Advisory Board is hosting a series of community meetings in Precinct 2.

The meetings are a great opportunity for residents to share their vision for Precinct 2 and give input on topics such as education, health, flooding, housing and the environment.

The upcoming meetings will take place at different locations.

Please see below for the full list and Topics. (more…)

Comm. Garcia proposes 1 million dollars for countywide land trust program

Commissioner Adrian Garcia

HARRIS COUNTY, TX – May 14th – Commissioner Adrian Garcia has proposed to invest one million dollars in a new Land Trust pilot program that could give Harris County residents an opportunity to own a home.

On Tuesday, Commissioner Garcia requested the court discuss and approve the establishment of a Land Trust Program for Unincorporated Harris County. Under the current proposal, the program would operate as a Community Land Trust (CLT) nonprofit owned by the county and will have the ability to acquire land, including accepting land currently owned by the county. The acquired land will be used to develop affordable housing, which will be made available to low- and moderate-income families at below-market rates. The County will continue to own the land and lease it to the homeowner. In exchange for purchasing a CLT home at an affordable price, buyers agree to resell at a price that is affordable for future low-income owners. A likely scenario would include a 99-year lease that may be renewed and inherited.

“My Precinct has the highest percentage of renters among all 4 precincts. Most residents rent because they cannot afford to own and I want to change this. This type of program makes homeownership accessible to those who may not be able to do it otherwise,” said Commissioner Garcia.

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